I never knew this awesome place existed until one day I was sooo bored and googled Rio de Janeiro. Thank you Yllac and his Rio!.And after a couple of clicks I was led to this. And WOW!!!! And it was just in Tarlac. The Monasterio De Tarlac is a beautiful beautiful place. It is located at a very high, peaceful place and silent and windy and their CR is clean. Which is kind of important for me. The Latin choir music can be heard all over the place, so it gives you the impression that there's a mass going on soon as you arrive. They say, the monastery holds a piece of the actual cross which Jesus was crucified and the only monastery known to have such a kind of relic in all of Asia. As said here - " The Relic was enclosed in a silver arquetta (ark) engraved with catholic symbols of crucifixion such as a pair of dice, the garment of Christ worn during his passion, a hammer with nails, and a ladder. The relic was enshrined beneath the altar. It was authenticated by a papal seal as proof that it is, indeed, the true cross of Jesus." Well, we did not see the relic, but it's super cool to think that we have something like that here, in our home. And to think how it survived and lived hundreds of years and finally took refuge in Tarlac is beyond me. And if I understood it right, we have the chunk of wood of the cross where Jesus was crucified? WOW! Can you believe that????
Have you been to Monasterio De Tarlac? Isn't it beautiful?